Math in Real Life
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- Use mathematics to solve problems in consumer finance, including compound interest, annuities, and loan payments.
- Gain knowledge of some fun problems and paradoxes in probability.
- Use mathematics to solve growth and decay problems, like predicting population growth, and modeling radioactive decay.
- Gain knowledge of different voting systems.
- Use mathematics to solve problems involving apportionment of resources.
- A basic knowlege of Algebra, the ability to solve equations and use a scientific or graphing calculator.
Math should be a fun topic, but unfortunately is too often taught as a process of memorizing facts, formulas and processes. Sure, some memorization is necessary in any academic subject, but far too few math classes that you will see at the high school or college level show you where you're going to use all that you have learned. Math is all around us in the world, in places that you may not even have imagined. In this course, I have adopted lessons that I have given in my classroom with the objective of showing you real-life applications of math, and hopefully showing you where it can be useful in your own life.
What are the prerequisites? That depends on how deeply you want to go into the topics. But to gain the maximum benefit, I would recommend a basic working knowledge of Algebra, including linear equations, exponents, basic mathematical calculations and ideally, the ability to use a scientific calculator.
- Students who want to expand their view of mathematics and see where math is used in the real world.